Agreed and I've basically said the exact same thing on Babble before, at least a couple of times
Posted by Pugeye on January 23, 2018, 3:20 pm, in reply to "Re: 2 books, 7 movies, 6 albums, 1 student ID"
I've always found the excessive amount of hate the film has always received on Babble to be silly and a bit perplexing. I guess part of it is because it won for best picture but there are several lamer films that have won that award. TBH, although I basically enjoyed "American Beauty" despite eye-rolling moments like the plastic bag, it strikes me as the type of film I ordinarily would have watched once and never ever given a second thought. So the fact that Babblers are apparently even *thinking* about that film as often as they are strikes me as particularly bizarre.